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Some Dunklin County schools cutting back on transportation (08/02/10)
With the state cutting funds for transportation, districts across Missouri are faced with the challenge of coping with the decreased budget. In June, Gov. Jay Nixon cut about $70 million in school transportation from the fiscal year 2011 budget, causing districts to reconsider their current transportation situation...
County Clerk's office works to get ready for primary (08/02/10)
With the campaign commercials and political signs that have become prevalent leading up to Tuesday's primary, it is easy to see what a candidate does to prepare for an election, but there is another side to the election in the county clerk's office...
Retired state trooper honored for undercover work that saved dogs (08/02/10)
After graduating from the Missouri State Highway Patrol academy in 1979, Terry Mills of Cape Girardeau suited up in the same uniform his father did many years before. Mills' first assignments led him to Lake of the Ozarks, but only a year later he joined the highway patrol's narcotics unit and stayed until 2001. ...
Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri opening district office in Cape Girardeau (08/02/10)
Catholic Charites of Southern Missouri will soon open a Cape Girardeau office to help connect local people in need with services that can help them. "We want to work with people who are falling through the loopholes," said Kyle Schott, a parishioner at St. Mary Cathedral who also serves on the board of directors for Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri...
Kennett snow cone vendor hits 'the big time,' takes his stand to Mo. State Fair (08/02/10)
KENNETT, Mo. -- Later this month, visitors of the State Fair at Sedalia, Mo., will have a chance to sample a taste of Kennett, as David Henderson and his family's Southern Sno shaved ice stand opens for business at the more than week-long event...
Jackson Board of Aldermen agenda (08/02/10)
7:30 p.m. Monday Jackson City Hall, 101 Court St. Agenda items Information items Executive session ...
Missouri limits life span of state programs (08/02/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Just like the state lawmakers who write them, Missouri programs have term limits. And the clock is running low for several of them. A 2003 state law gives new government programs and tax credits a maximum six-year life span with an option for up to another 12 years if legislation is approved to extend the program...
The world briefly 8/2/10 (08/02/10)
PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- The death toll from massive floods in northwestern Pakistan rose to 1,100 Sunday as rescue workers struggled to save more than 27,000 people still trapped by the raging water. The rescue effort was aided by a slackening of the monsoon rains that have caused the worst flooding in decades in Khyber-Pakhtoonkhwa province. ...
Sharp curve in road nets big fish spill (08/02/10)
WHITING, Maine -- There's something fishy in Whiting, Maine. For the third time, a fish truck has accidentally dumped its load in Esther MacLaughlin's front yard, located on a sharp turn near the intersection of highways 189 and 1. Maine State Police say a truck carrying at least 22,000 pounds of lobster-bait herring overturned on the curve Saturday, spilling its cargo and injuring the driver...
Gulf crews set to start plugging well for good (08/02/10)
NEW ORLEANS -- The only thing keeping millions more gallons of oil out of the Gulf of Mexico right now is a rush job: an experimental cap that has held for more than two weeks but was never meant to be permanent. As soon as this week, crews will be pumping in some insurance...
Volleyball team earns academic award (08/02/10)
The Southeast Missouri State volleyball team has received an academic award for the third straight season and the seventh time in nine years. Southeast recently won the team academic award given by the American Volleyball Coaches Association. A squad must have a minimum 3.30 grade point average on a 4.0 scale during the full academic year to receive the honor. The Redhawks had a 3.403 GPA this past academic year, which included a 3.7 GPA during the spring semester...
Cardinals complete sweep of Pirates (08/02/10)
The Cardinals completed a weekend sweep of the Pirates with a 9-1 victory
Westbrook to debut vs. Astros (08/02/10)
ST. LOUIS -- Jake Westbrook is hoping for another postseason appearance, this time with the St. Louis Cardinals. Westbrook, acquired from Cleveland in a three-team deal Saturday, was added to St. Louis' roster Sunday and will start tonight's game against Houston. Infielder Tyler Greene was placed on the 15-day disabled list to make room on the roster...
Jackson puts his bucket list into action (08/02/10)
ST. LOUIS -- Steven Jackson knows all about fear now, and it has nothing to do with a linebacker's punishing hit. He watched a shark slide through the water and devour a seal. The St. Louis Rams' Pro Bowl running back spent his offseason rehabbing from back surgery, watching World Cup soccer games in South Africa -- and diving with sharks...
Redhawks football fans hope for better than poll (08/02/10)
Last week's announcement of the Ohio Valley Conference's preseason football poll again had Southeast Missouri State predicted to finish toward the bottom. That is no surprise since Southeast has occupied one of the OVC's lower rungs for the majority of years since it moved up to Division I-AA and joined the league in 1991...
Around the bend Memphis to Vicksburg: Part II (08/02/10)
Day two Oct. 19, 2008 The temperature last night was 49 degrees, as predicted, but that was the coldest 49 degrees I've ever tried to sleep in! My feet were so cold I finally put them in an empty dry bag hoping to retain some body heat. It worked pretty well except for a little condensation...
History of the homeless: An interview with author Bonnie Stepenoff (08/02/10)
Bonnie Stepenoff is a history professor at Southeast Missouri State University who volunteers at the Cape River Heritage Museum and lives in Cape Girardeau with her husband. She has published four other books, and writes a monthly column for TBY, Dear History Helper...
An interview with Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder (08/02/10)
May was National Older Americans Month. As the official state advocate for the senior population, how did you celebrate this month? As the official state advocate for seniors, I am privileged to honor Missouri seniors during National Older Americans Month. ...
Talking Shop with Cheryl Klueppel, executive director, American Red Cross Southeast Missouri Chapter (08/02/10)
As executive director of the American Red Cross Southeast Missouri Chapter, Cheryl Klueppel makes sure that her organization is there to help. Each year, under Klueppel's direction the Red Cross helps about 725 people who have lost their homes to a fire and 275 families who need to contact loved ones who are serving in the military. Another 16,000 people receive medical or disaster preparedness training...
Area unemployment rate up since May (08/02/10)
Unemployment rates rose almost 1 percent in the Cape Girardeau-Jackson Metro area from May to June, according to new figures released this week by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Local unemployment was a 7.9 percent in June, compared to 7.0 percent in May...
People on the move 8/2/10 (08/02/10)
Tedd Powers has joined Tri-State Water, Power and Air as president and chief operating officer. In his new role, Powers will oversee all operations and report to the company's founder and CEO, Donny Beasley. Powers comes to Tri-State from Corporate Strategy and Finance Associates, a management consulting firm he founded in 2004. ...
Pain in the neck: Local doctors, therapists and chiropractors offer tips on preventing back and neck pain (08/02/10)
If you've got an ache in your back or a pain in your neck, don't brush it off as a natural part of aging. At a July 14 seminar at Saint Francis Medical Center, four local experts reviewed proper prevention, care and treatment when it comes to back and neck pain...
Amander Gross (08/02/10)
Amander V. "A.V." Gross, 82, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, July 31, 2010, at Landmark Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born May 12, 1928, in Illmo to Jesse and Mary Poorman Gross. He and Patricia Bertrand were married Dec. 28, 1948, at Fornfelt, Mo...
Billy Maddox (08/02/10)
Billy Gene Maddox, 79, of Jackson died Saturday, July 31, 2010, at the Monticello House in Jackson. He was born Nov. 24, 1930, in Piggot, Ark., to Noah and Carrie Bell Mikel Maddox. He was married July 24, 1954, to Mary Katheryn Scribner. Survivors include his wife, Katheryn, of Jackson; a son, Mark E. ...
Mabel Miller (08/02/10)
Mabel Ellen Miller, 92, formerly of Jackson, died Sunday, Aug. 1, 2010, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. to service time Tuesday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home. The funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home...
Gertrude Balsman (08/02/10)
UNIONTOWN, Mo. -- Gertrude C. Balsman, 105, of Uniontown died July 31, 2010, at Perry County Memorial Hospital. She was born in Uniontown on April 24, 1905, daughter of the late John E. and Philomena Josephine Winschel Unterreiner. She and Leo A. Balsman were married Oct. 23, 1922. He preceded her in death Feb. 25, 1972...
Jackson police report 8/2/10 (08/02/10)
Jackson The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Property damage Miscellaneous...
Jackson fire report 8/2/10 (08/02/10)
Jackson Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: Firefighters responded to the following call Sunday: ...
Cape Girardeau police report 8/2/10 (08/02/10)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply. Arrests Summonses Assault Thefts Burglary Miscellaneous...
Cape Girardeau fire report 8/2/10 (08/02/10)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: ...
Out of the past 8/2/10 (08/02/10)
Parkside Corp. of St. Louis has bought the Sunny Hill Motor Inn on West End Boulevard and plans to convert the property to a number of uses, including student housing; the property was purchased from L.C. Blattner Jr. Consideration of a resolution approving the issuance of $1.75 million in industrial revenue bonds for the expansion of Thorngate Ltd., 1507 Independence St., and a proposal to seek a $555,720 economic development block grant for sewer and utility improvements in connection with that project are among items on the city council's agenda for next week.. ...
Professional degrees (08/02/10)
Southeast Missouri State University has agreements with community colleges and overseas universities for various programs, and now it has its first agreement for a professional program. Southeast and Logan College of Chiropractic in Chesterfield, Mo., have agreed to a plan that will shorten the time needed to get a doctor of chiropractic degree...
Speak Out 8/2/10 (08/02/10)
I worry about what we are teaching our children. I have watched as mothers and fathers opened sealed packages and boxes in front of their children in stores to see if it's what they want to buy, then leave the open package on the shelf and purchase one that has not been opened. ...
Prayer 8/02/10 (08/02/10)
Help us, O God, to deal with situations that pose questions we can't answer. Amen.
Cape Youth Tackle Football Sign-Ups Start Saturday (08/02/10)
For area kids starting in the 2nd-7th grade this fall, Cape Youth Tackle Football (CYTF) Sign-Ups start this week. Presented by the Cape Girardeau Noon Optimists, The first of three sign-up days are Saturday, August 7 9am-noon at the Osage Community Centre. The other sign-up days are:...
4-H Benefit Dance (08/02/10)
LOOKING FOR 4-H ALUMNI All 4-H Alumni are invited to come join the Cape Girardeau County 4-H Program for a night of fun, dancing, and a trip down memory road. The Cape County 4-H is sponsoring a Benefit Dance on August 14 at the 4-H Exhibit Building at the Arena Park from 7:00 -- 11:00 p.m. ...
Paulin enlists in Missouri Army National Guard (08/02/10)
Patricia M. Paulin of Desarc, Mo., has enlisted in the Missouri Army National Guard. Paulin, 21, leaves soon for basic training at Fort Sill, Okla., where she will study the Army's mission, history, tradition and core values. She will also work on physical fitness and receive instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and receive bayonet training. Basic training is nine weeks...
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